Where to Go from a Wildfire

In Case of a Wildfire, Where Should You Go, if Possible?

  • Uphill
  • Downhill
  • To a Canyon
  • TEST
  • To a Hilltop

Answer: Downhill

Updrafts can make hilltops and uphill roads more dangerous than other places. Canyons are also dangerous because they can have draws, like chimneys, and pull the fire toward you. If at all possible, try to take a downhill route to a flat area — away from the wildfire.

If you live in an area that has any potential to be exposed to a wildfire, it pays to learn as much as you can about how to prepare, surviving a wildfire, and what to do afterwards.